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? >> reporter: among this group you will find veronica savaria, an undocumented student from el salvador that lived here seven years and wants to be a psychologist. >> i like to help people and the maryland dream act has opened so many doors for me and it brightens my future. >> reporter: tuesday president obama captured 71% of the hispanic vote compared to mitt romney's 27%. that is a big dropoff for republicans who as recently as 2004 saw then president george w. bush win 44% of the latino vote after he embraced immigration reform. but folks here say they are reaching out to republicans as well trying to frame immigration reform as a family values issue for hispanic families. >> immigration is one of the most important for us because many families were divided. many kids are alone in this country. so it's for the immigration reform is going to be the solution. >> and to send the congress a message! >> reporter: as election day 2012 is in the books, latino voters say their newfound political capital will help them write a new chapter in elections to come. at the white house tom fitzge
. >> born in el salvador, she was brought here when she was 10 by her parents. she is now eligible for aid to win in state college. those applying have to have attended a maryland high school for three years, gone to community college, and prove their parents have paid in state taxes. they can now turn to the university of maryland -- he can now turn to the university of maryland to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. >> finally i will be able to feel equal. i will be able to feel like a marylanders. >> the issue passed on the ballot with 58 percent of the vote. >> they are in my mind americans. they have a lot to contribute to our society. >> they should be able to legally stay in this country. >> there is still only a handful of states nationwide where the dream act is law, but supporters say that will change. >> let's look at this nationally let's look at immigration reform. let's open up what was closed. >> there are 13 other states with dream act laws. abc7 news. >> thank you. our coverage for the day after the election continues now with abc7 news at 6:00. >> live and in hd, this
and el salvador. guatemala's president calls it the largest quake to hit his country in more than 35 years. at least one person is dead and several others trapped when part of a shopping center collapses. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. guana, authorities say the top floor of the five story department store came crashing down in the capital city. amateur video shows a large crowd gathering around a pile of debris. rescuers pulled out several victims. the nation's president cancelled campaigning for the day to visit the site and donated it a disaster zone. chile. dozens of fishermen battled police in the capital city of santiago a limit over fishing. the fishermen claim it could cripple their business. they set up road blocks on threw stones. the cops fired back with water canons. gaza. police say expert hunters helped capture a crocodile that had been on the loose ever since it broke out of a zoo nearly two years ago. villagers say they spotted the thing in a sewage pool a few weeks ago and claim it ate some of their livestock. china, 2012 international industry fa
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